Job Opportunities – Science Central, New Openings

 POSITION: Exhibits ManagerScience Central Logo

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center located within a large historical building, is currently hiring a self-motivated, organized, creative, and skilled exhibits/facilities/building technician. Mid-level management position. This person is a jack-of-all-trades who will turn-on and off, maintain, repair, clean and install interactive exhibits; design, fabricate and install new exhibits; design and install original exhibits; assist with daily functioning, maintenance, repairs and cleaning of the building, grounds, facilities, and its components; assist with housekeeping; research and help purchase exhibits, exhibits parts, facilities parts and equipment; maintain exhibits and building repair records; maintain parts, cleanliness and safety of exhibits and facilities storage areas and exhibits repair areas; coordinate planning for, installation and de-installation of large traveling/temporary exhibitions; participate in numerous exhibits/facilities-related staff and committee meetings; train and supervise exhibits & facilities volunteers.

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POSITION: Education Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a self-motivated, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to direct its education department (on-site, outreach, distance learning, etc.).  This is a professional, senior-level position, reporting to the executive director. As a member of the leadership team, the job requires previous experience in informal science education, program development, staff management, time management, project planning, and handling many projects at the same time. This is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as directing. Duties will include – lead in the development, planning, scheduling, staffing and presentation of all informal and formal programs; responsible for the continuous growth and monitoring of all revenue and non-revenue programs, numbers, finances and data; hire, train and manage outreach, school/public and special programs full-time, part-time and seasonal staff; have a strong presence in the educational community (schools, universities, community centers, scouts, etc.); manage various Strategic Plan components; participate in and lead various internal and community committees; assist with researching, writing, and reviewing grants; help write and review print and social media materials and ads; care for small aquarium and terrarium animals and equipment.

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POSITION: Graphics Design Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Science Central, a hands-on science center is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, part-time graphics designer. This person will create new layouts/templates or use existing layouts for various print materials and electronic formats; might assist with press releases and social media.

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POSITION: Marketing Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to assist with all aspects of marketing (advertising, press releases, public relations, media, social media, web-based campaigns, graphics design, digital presence, print layout, etc.). This is a mid-level position. Applicants should have strong writing skills and graphic design experience. This is a “hands-on” position. Duties will include: develop print and web banners; price, develop and place tv/radio ads; help coordinate and maintain the calendar for, and write and design newsletters, brochures, press releases, etc.; create new layouts/templates or use existing layouts for various print materials; design and coordinate the layout of exhibit interpretive signs;  help maintain partnerships with media and community organizations; act as the primary person to maintain web site, digital signage and social media outlets; organize and maintain electronic and hard copy marketing and funding files, and records; participate in and help lead Strategic Plan components such as marketing plans; both attend and lead internal committee meetings and external community meetings

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POSITION: Development & Marketing Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a self-motivated, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to direct its development, grant writing, fundraising events, advertising, and public relations.  This position is a professional, senior-level job reporting to the executive director and requires significant experience in those work areas, high-level writing skills, the ability to multi-task, and extensive knowledge of community/regional funding sources. This is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as directing. Duties will include – research, write, review and monitor grants; write interim and final grant reports; develop and update the grant/development databases and due dates; establish and cultivate sponsorships with businesses and corporations; fully manage fundraising events such as the annual gala and golf outing; both attend and plan staff and committee meetings; develop banners and tv/radio ads; coordinate and maintain the calendar for, and write and design newsletters, brochures, press releases; direct graphic design activities; develop and coordinate partnerships with media, community organizations and foundations; maintain web site and social media outlets; organize and maintain all electronic and hard copy marketing and funding files and records; cultivate members as a donor base; supervise full- and part-time staff; manage Strategic Plan components such as marketing plans, annual fund, fundraising plans, etc.

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POSITION: Part-time Housekeeping Specialist

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Involvement in an informal, hands-on, educational science center (physical, natural and applied sciences). Responsible for cleaning the building for general public, school group visitors and special groups. This includes all parts of the building (restrooms, lunchroom, exhibit areas, lobby, classrooms, offices, etc). Will also do some cleaning product stocking, and could involve minor exhibit repairs and installations.

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Applications may be sent to:

Human Resources Director

Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN   46805

Fax: (260) 422-2899

amanda@sciencecentral.org

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